Part 6. Quinstown.

April 2017 – May 2017


panorama, Lake Wakatipu,Skyline Queenstown,ben lomond,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Queenstown is a fairly large city by New Zealand standards, the center of extreme tourism.



Lake Wakatipu,Kiwi,памятник,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Autumn Lake Wakatipu and cute monument of New Zealand pride.

Lake Wakatipu,beach, autumn,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

As for me, the town is quite small and the main sight is the view from Mount Ben Lomond.

kea parrot,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

At the beginning of the ski lift to the mountain there is a Kiwi Birdlife Park.

kea parrot,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Yes, here you can see Kiwi, but almost in total darkness and you can not take pictures at all (

kea parrot,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Kiwi – birds of the night and to show them to tourists they live in a room with artificial lighting to a change the day and night for them.

kea parrot,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

The kiwi has almost no wings, no tail, it does not fly, does not see beyond its nose, and funny put it everywhere, it has a mustache and good sense of smell, but anyway it is on the verge of extinction.

kea parrot,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand
bird ,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand
Parrots Kea. We have already encountered them in the wild in Fjordland National Park. It is believed that it is the most “smart” bird in the world, it is even said to have intellect of a 6-month-old baby, it even can think two or three steps combinations.

bird,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

The park still has a few more different birds, but in general the park looks deserted and not very interesting.

wood craft,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

It is иуееук to watch the kiwi bird in those hours when it is fed. This happens 4 times a day, you can see the schedule фе the website of the park. But I liked a lot more it in Te Puia Park on the northern island.

show,bird ,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

In Kiwi Birdlife Park, two more shows are held twice a day – they show several dresirated birds and the opossum.

show, lizard ,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

The show is more interesting for children.

show, owl ,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Opposums were brought here, they do not have natural enemies and do great harm to the ecosystem of New Zealand.

show, opossum ,Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

They pose a great threat to the beloved and protected Kiwi birds.

opossum,show, Kiwi Birdlife Park,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

The Government of New Zealand gives $28 million to combat predators imported from other countries – rats, opossums, ferrets, ermines and wild cats, who are killing local birds.

Lake Wakatipu,panorama,Skyline Queenstown,ben lomond,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

New Zealand is the first country in the world decided to kill all wild predators on its territory by 2050.

Lake Wakatipu,panorama,Skyline Queenstown,ben lomond,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Many souvenirs are made from the opossum fur and buying such a souvenir, each tourist makes a small contribution to the preservation of the balance of life in New Zealand.

Lake Wakatipu,panorama,Skyline Queenstown,ben lomond,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

One of the best views of the city and the lake opens from Skyline Queenstown, besides there are a lot of different activities – bungee jumping, luge and watching the stars.

Lake Wakatipu,panorama,Skyline Queenstown,ben lomond,Queenstown,South Island ,New Zealand

Of course there is a souvenir shop and a cafe.

Lake Dunstan,South Island ,New Zealand

Lake Dunstan.

Lake Dunstan,South Island ,New Zealand


Lake Dunstan,South Island ,New Zealand


road trip,South Island ,New Zealand


road trip,South Island ,New Zealand


road trip,South Island ,New Zealand

The Trip.
Part 2. Qatar.
Part 2. The Hobbiton.
Part 3. The Coast of the northern island.
Part 4. Moeraki boulders, Taiaroa Head and Nugget Point.
Part 5. Fjordland.
Part 6. Quinstown.
Part 7. Mount Cook.
Part 8. West coast.
Part 9. Sea life.
Part 10. Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo.
Part 11. Million Dollar Point and SS President Coolidge.

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